Writing Challenge, Day 10 – in which my cup runneth over

If I could even begin to tell you how many times my expectations have gotten the better of me…or of how many times I’ve been accused of expecting too much from this life. Surely it would fill a novel. Wait a sec… In all seriousness, I’ve had my hopes up and dashed many times before […]

Writing Challenge, Day 7 – in which I discredit myself slightly

Confession: I do not always practice what I preach.  I once heard one of my favourite yoga teachers and activists, Seane Corn say something to the effect of (forgive me the paraphrase, Seane), “please don’t think that I’m good at this stuff all the time. What I’m good at is conveying information.” If I may […]

Writing Challenge, Day 6 – anxiety shmansmiety

  Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days – Kris Carr My seven year old daughter is a highly sensitive kid who struggles occasionally with anxiety. It was a hard thing for me to realize. It pains me a bit to even say it. Not because it bothers me that […]

Writing Challenge, Day 5 – a case of the Mondays

  I used to get The Mondays hella bad when I worked in office buildings of all shapes and sizes. Back then it manifested as that sinking feeling that started in my stomach on a Sunday night that meant it was back to the grind the next morning. These days, the idea of Monday takes […]

Playlist Thursday – Songs my Cousin Likes

My cousin, Lisa and I were raised like siblings. We’ve been best friends for our whole lives. We’ve camped together, had slumber parties (sometimes drunken slumber parties), shopped, laughed and traveled the world together. She’s one of the biggest supporters of this website and she also happens to have a taste in music that matches […]

How to Throw the Perfect Party for One

  Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller December 29th, 2013   The last of the family left yesterday after a raucous, amazing, fun-filled […]

The Ego Monster

We cannot really make a definition for what the ego is, but we can say what it is not. […] The ego’s opposite in every way,–in origin, effect and consequence–we call a miracle. Ego is often on my mind. I think that as a society, we’re kind of addicted to our egos and our tension. I […]

Why my Kid is a Yoga Kid

    “Mama, will you play yoga with me?” My daughter has grown up with yoga in the house. I came to this practice in a serious way when she was just a baby and it’s been at least one of my jobs to teach yoga ever since she was four. This past Fall, I […]